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Period after period (abbreviation at the end of a sentence) [duplicate]

If an abbreviation occurs at the end of sentence, is there one period or two? For example, Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.. Brutus killed him. Should there be one period or two? This has ...
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Can a sentence be ended with two dots? [duplicate]

Consider a sentence that ends with a dotted abbreviation, like inc.. According to Wikipedia, the sentence should end with a single dot, but I did not find a more formal reference to that rule. ...
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Sentences ending with something that already contains a period/full-stop [duplicate]

What's the rule about sentences that end in something that already has a period in it? Like a sentence that ends in: Washington D.C. -or- etc. Personally, and I realise this is wrong, I would love ...
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Is the punctuation of generational suffixes dropped when they occur at the end of a sentence? [duplicate]

Is the punctuation of generational suffixes (e.g. "Jr.", "Sr.") dropped when they occur at the end of a sentence? For instance, I liked Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. The obvious answer seems to be yes, ...
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punctuation when abbreviation at the end [duplicate]

It's about using the right punctuation when abbreviation is used at the end of sentence. It has been asked here when the sentence is a question: How to deal with abbreviations at the end of a question?...
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Are .). and .), correct notations? [duplicate]

I am trying to tie together some pieces of grammar here. Specifically: What is proper full-stop and comma notation in combination with parentheses? The issue shows when abbreviations are involved as ...
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Ending sentences with “etc” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When “etc.” is at the end of a phrase, do you place a period after it? What is the proper way to end a sentence with "etc."? Should there be two periods or just ...
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How do you make the following look nicer: “text…,etc.).” [duplicate]

Consider the following sentence There are many different fruits (some are harmful: apple, mango, etc.). How do you deal with etc.).? It doesn't look nice at all.
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Do you put double dots when a contraction occurs at the end of the sentence? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When “etc.” is at the end of a phrase, do you place a period after it? Is it grammatically correct to use two dots at the end of the contraction 'etc' when it ...
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If I end a sentence with initials do I add a second period? [duplicate]

If a sentence has someone's initials as the last word, do I add a second period? Example: And that was the last they saw of T.J. or And that was the last they saw of T.J..
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Where does the period go when using parentheses?

Where should the period go when using parentheses? For example: In sentence one, I use this example (which has a parenthesis at the end.) Should the period be inside, or outside of the parentheses?...
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How to deal with abbreviations at the end of a question?

In a sentence like Should we host them on imgur et cetera? where I want to abbreviate the "et cetera", what is the correct punctuation? Using a period after the "etc." like mid sentence usages ...
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The use of “e.g.” at the end of a sentence

I was reviewing an English text as an exercise, English not being my mother tongue, and I came to this sentence: (...) with the two other articles that conclude several things about customers e.g.. ...
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What's the correct way to format a date range, time range, and days of week in a single line? [closed]

I'd like to write the date and time for an event that runs for one week. Currently I have: ​ June 3-7, 2013, 8:30am-5:30pm; Monday-Friday Is this stylistically acceptable? Is there a better way?
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Period after abbreviation (Ltd) [closed]

Where should periods be placed in this sentence: "XYX signed the contract with ABDC Ltd (ABCL)." Should there be a period after Ltd, or is just one period after the paranthesis OK?

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